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Forum topic by Marpel posted 01-24-2018 03:42 AM 623 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2018 03:42 AM

Happened to stumble across a Youtube video (funny enough, while searching for a completely different topic) that I ended up watching through its entirety.

Never heard of this guy before, but perhaps others have seen him. The video is titled (don’t know how to post a link) “How to Make Professional Grade Flat Panel Cabinet Doors” by Matt Jackson, Next Level Carpentry. Found the video to be very well done, very well explained and he presents the making of a pair of solid wood cabinet doors from rough lumber all the way to completion. He also shows some, new to me, tips/tricks (one, in particular, how he deals with glue squeeze out). Longish video but Highly recommended.

However, the reason for this post – at about 25:25 he is seen switching out a replacement wood insert in his table saw throat plate. It appears the plate (metal) has a “cavity” (about an 8th inch or more deep by 2-ish inches wide, the length of the plate, where the blade protrudes) where one can remove/replace a sacrificial piece of wood, presumably to always, and easily, have a zero clearance, regardless of blade/dado width. The cavity and wood strip may have the sides angled so one slides into the other and is held fast, but it’s hard to tell.

I’ve tried a search for this item, without luck. Anyone know if these are commercially available and/or are they restricted to a certain brand saw??


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#1 posted 01-24-2018 03:50 AM

Yes, they are commercially available. I know that Rockler sells them for various saws, although I don’t think the inserts are wood (although you could always make your own from wood).


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#2 posted 01-24-2018 03:57 AM

I know Infinity Tools sells a bunch as well if you want to check them out. It seems the replaceable inserts are something you could easily make yourself.

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#3 posted 01-24-2018 07:04 AM

Thanks Brad and Rayne for your quick responses.

I took a look at both the Infinity and Rockler sites and they do have a similar product as the one in the video. However, it looks as if they are all saw-specific (which of course makes sense) and do not carry one for my specific saw (Stallion, Canadian product). The throat plate in my saw seems to be a bit of an unusual size as well (18 7/8” x 3 3/4” x 3/8” thick), so looks like it may not be readily available. I have actually emailed Colliflower (manufacturer of some of the Rockler items) to see if they have anything I could use.



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